So. I had an interview REALLY early this morning.
It was awful. These two women (both would have been working closely with the applicant) sat there and asked those awful questions from 80’s job interview books. Like, describe your personal style in three words. And describe your communication style in one word. One. Word.
And then when I tried to expand on my one word they cut me off. And when I used Problem-Solver for one of my three style words I was informed that actually that was two, and I only had one more.
The whole interview neither of them smiled, they just studied my body language, much like you would a bug on a stick. I mean, I did my very best to be charming, but getting a positive response out of these two was near impossible.
They managed to shake my confidence so badly that I ended up low balling myself on salary. I ended up telling them a figure that was significantly less than what I would work for.
None of that matters, though, because a friend once told me that an interview is not a one-way street. Yes, they’re assessing my ability to do the job and fit the team, but I should also be assessing the company, and what I saw? Well, I don’t think it would be a good fit.
Also, they have really high staff turnover for this position… That’s never a good sign, right?
Oh well. I guess you can’t expect to be awesome all the time!
Mmm. Ok. I will focus on tomorrow’s interview…